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revolution

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolution

  1. 1 a rapid turning about on an axis or central point <revved the engine to 3000 revolutions per minute> Synonyms gyration, pirouette, reel, spin, roll, rotation, twirl, wheel, whirlRelated Words circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl

  2. 2 open fighting against authority (as one's own government) <the revolution by which the American colonies gained their independence from Great Britain necessitated going up against the world's most powerful army> Synonyms insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, rebellion, rising, uprisingRelated Words coup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversionNear Antonyms counterinsurgency, counterrevolution





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